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Re: Thoughts on English bacc results?

@ready2pop Unfortunately, the science requirement is not the only way that the EBacc is skewed against the vast majority of comprehensive schools. http://www.localschoolsnetwork.org.uk/2011/01/the-madness-of-goves-english-baccalaureate/ This is quite clearly a nonsense. You have now have the bizarre...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 8
Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:26 am

Re: Anyone else get harangued outside Northcote Library today?!

One very last comment. Something I noticed when I spoke to to parents outside the library, is that there is a perception that outside of Northcote, everyone else in the borough has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to secondary schools :lol: . Not so. I live opposite Ashcroft and Elliot is al...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 238
Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:42 pm

Re: Anyone else get harangued outside Northcote Library today?!

@ Happymama I'm afraid I need to correct you. At no point whatsoever did I claim Ashcroft was not good enough for my son. Ashcroft was actually one of my secondary school choices. However, as I'd put Chestnut Grove as our first choice, in keeping with Wandsworth secondary schools admissions policy, ...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 238
Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:19 pm

Re: Anyone else get harangued outside Northcote Library today?!

@schoolgatemum Hello! I believe that I said that parents in Northcote ward don't send their children to CG. Council figures show that there are only 6 children at CG from the Northcote ward. Bear in mind that my son is twelve; I would imagine that the children that started reception at Belleville in...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 238
Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:10 pm

Re: Anyone else get harangued outside Northcote Library today?!

@ Francesca CG gets 777 applications for the 150 places available. However, if parents from Northcote were actually amongst the 777 applicants, then your children would get places. There are a lot of children at CG who reside in Batttersea ; anyone at Clapham Junction station at home time, can see f...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 238
Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:56 am

Re: Anyone else get harangued outside Northcote Library today?!

@ Goldhawk - I don't live in Balham and you obviously do, so I am probably speaking out of turn, but when I accompanied my son to and from school when he first started at CG, (for about a week or so, because he'd never done public transport on his own before) I didn't witness any of that kind of beh...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 238
Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:40 pm

Re: Bully at swimming.

That is appalling! You need to make a formal written complaint, both to the manager of the leisure centre in question and to the council. The swimming instructor needs to be disciplined and your family deserve an apology.
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 7
Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:53 pm

Re: Anyone else get harangued outside Northcote Library today?!

@ Goldhawk Firstly, it did not take place at the school, nor did it have anything whatsoever to do with the school. Secondly, I'm not sure what you mean by the behaviour of a minority. My son is in year 8 at CG; I've never heard anything about any kind of knife crime/ violence. I can assure you if I...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 238
Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:34 pm

Re: Anyone else get harangued outside Northcote Library today?!

Hello. I was part of the demonstration on Saturday and I would like to say that I was pleasantly surprised by how willing parents were to listen to what we had to say. I came away feeling that even if people were supportive of the free school, they were happy to engage in open and honest discourse a...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 238
Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:26 pm